Having got excited about seeing Mercury from the window-sill the other morning, I had a rummage through my notebooks to see if I had ever observed Mercury telescopically.
Amongst other observations, I turned up these – done when I was somewhat younger! (the first 16 years ago!). The sketches are laterally transposed.
So, has anyone managed to capture an image of Mercury’s phase? (Weather forecast isn’t too good for this apparition). Its greatest elongation is on December 15th.